Friday, September 22, 2017

Grateful for Painted Autumn

While it continues to feel like Fall is dating Winter here in Boise, I thought I'd keep sharing Fall cards this week to celebrate the official first day of Fall!

This card was based off a card I saw by Jenny Peterson last month.  The more I played with this layout using our Paper Pumpkin kit from August, the more I wanted to use it with everything I own!

This particular card was a make-n-take for a holiday catalog workshop that I did recently.  Did you know that I can come to your house and talk shop with you and your friends for free?  Well now you do.  You provide the drink and snack and I provide the main course... of creativity!


This card features several of my favorite new products and several of my returning favorites.  The Painted Harvest photopolymer stamp set is one of my favorites ever.  The images and sayings are fall perfection.  And the leaf punch is a must have for all crafters. My daughter likes playing with it even more than I do!  I paired it up with a strip of Painted Autumn DSP and some Basics Pack 2 Washi Tape.  Finally, since I love to craft with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and linen thread, I threw those on there too for some added "ooh la la".


Supplies:
  • Cardstock/DSP: Garden Green (8 1/2 x 5 1/2), Very Vanilla (5 1/2 x 4 1/4), Painted Autumn DSP (3 x 3/8)
  • Ink: Garden Green, Early Espresso
  • Stamp Set: Painted Harvest
  • Big Shot: Cutting Mats and Multi-purpose Platform, Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Accessories: Linen Thread, Basic Pearls, Leaf Punch, Basic Pack 2 Washi Tape, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Scissors, and Adhesive

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To purchase these products, please visit my Online Store and use hostess code YHQPWXBS when checking out.


If you place an order of $300 or have a party that totals $300, you can earn this exclusive Merry Patterns photopolymer stamp set for free! This set is great for tags and cards and more to bring in the holidays.  Contact me today if you are interested in earning it!

Sign up for PAPER PUMPKIN!



If you sign up by October 10th, you will get a holiday themed Paper Pumpkin kit to start you off on your Christmas crafting.  For the first time ever, you can coordinate the October and November kits together to get your cards and gift making off right.  

Paper Pumpkin is creativity in a box.  It costs $19.95 plus tax and ships to your mailbox once a month.  It contains everything you need for your own creative escape.  Besides the instructions and pieces for the cards or project, it also contains ink and photopolymer stamps and usually the adhesive you need as well.  My subscribers will also get a project sheet with tips and additional ideas and instructions that they can make with the supplies in the kits and sometimes some supplemental supplies.  Plus I try to send one of the alternative ideas out to everyone in the mail so you get two fun surprises in the mail each month!  Sign up by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit! 


Subscribers can also have access to all my past project sheets!


JOIN MY TEAM


Joining Stampin' Up! was one of the best decisions I've made in life.  I have met some wonderful people who offer incredible inspiration and I believe in the quality of the product. Plus there is always something special about making and receiving homemade cards or décor from people.

If you are interested in joining my team, contact me today or go here to sign up!  You can get $125 in free merchandise that you choose yourself for only $99 plus tax.  With the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and Holiday Catalog, it's not hard at all to find stamps and accessories that you will want to play with. 

Being a demonstrator doesn’t mean you have to have parties – it means you can buy from yourself at a discount!  And if you don’t hit your minimums, there is no penalty!  Contact me today if you are interested in trying this out or sign up directly at https://ida.stampinup.com/en/?demoid=80380.

Have a craftastic day,
Stacy

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Samples - Layered Leaves

While it's been a very strange September full of hot days and almost freezing temperatures, this month's Paper Pumpkin kit put me in the mood for Fall crafting even if it hasn't felt like Fall yet!  This kit came with a five piece stamp set, a Cajun Craze Ink Spot, and supplies to me 8 love notes with envelopes and 8 pillow boxes.  This kit had so many pieces in it that I haven't come close to using all the supplies.  But I wanted to share my first wave of projects with you and get them out in front of my subscribers.


This is the original project from the kit - isn't it beautiful!  These kits have been just AMAZING this year and have met all my crafting needs.  Plus, I always love getting to make things with my young daughter who thinks these kits are like Christmas in the mail.  That enthusiasm is contagious!



Anyhow, here are the other ideas I had today using the pieces from the kit.  I did add some extra cardstock to make them into full cards, a few embellishments like the Gold Epoxy stickers, and some flair using my Stitched Stencils framelits and my Big Shot.  My customers receive step by step instructions for these projects but I hope they offer a little fall inspiration to everyone!










Which one is your favorite?

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If you place an order of $300 or have a party that totals $300, you can earn this exclusive Merry Patterns photopolymer stamp set for free! This set is great for tags and cards and more to bring in the holidays.  Contact me today if you are interested in earning it!

Sign up for PAPER PUMPKIN!



If you sign up by October 10th, you will get a holiday themed Paper Pumpkin kit to start you off on your Christmas crafting.  For the first time ever, you can coordinate the October and November kits together to get your cards and gift making off right.  

Paper Pumpkin is creativity in a box.  It costs $19.95 plus tax and ships to your mailbox once a month.  It contains everything you need for your own creative escape.  Besides the instructions and pieces for the cards or project, it also contains ink and photopolymer stamps and usually the adhesive you need as well.  My subscribers will also get a project sheet with tips and additional ideas and instructions that they can make with the supplies in the kits and sometimes some supplemental supplies.  Plus I try to send one of the alternative ideas out to everyone in the mail so you get two fun surprises in the mail each month!  Sign up by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit! 


Subscribers can also have access to all my past project sheets!


JOIN MY TEAM


Joining Stampin' Up! was one of the best decisions I've made in life.  I have met some wonderful people who offer incredible inspiration and I believe in the quality of the product. Plus there is always something special about making and receiving homemade cards or décor from people.

If you are interested in joining my team, contact me today or go here to sign up!  You can get $125 in free merchandise that you choose yourself for only $99 plus tax.  With the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, it's not hard at all to find stamps and accessories that you will want to play with.  And, in August, you can preorder from the Holiday Mini to complete your starter kit!  Trust me, finding $125 worth of merchandise in that catalog will be EASY!

Being a demonstrator doesn’t mean you have to have parties – it means you can buy from yourself at a discount!  And if you don’t hit your minimums, there is no penalty!  Contact me today if you are interested in trying this out or sign up directly at https://ida.stampinup.com/en/?demoid=80380.

Have a craftastic day,
Stacy

Friday, September 1, 2017

Holiday 2017 Catalog is LIVE

There is nothing I love more in the craft world than the holiday season!  You get to make cards and tags and décor and treats and you get to make these things with those that you love.  It's just crafting perfection!

If you want to share what you love during the season with friends and family, you have a chance to earn a free stamp set.  From now until October 31st, you can earn the Merry Patterns stamp set with a $300 workshop order.  This stamp set is not in the catalog and has all sorts of beautiful possibilities!  Contact me today if you'd like to try and earn it!



Today's project features three of my favorite items in the holiday catalog which truly capture a Season of Cheer for me!


These Mini Pizza Boxes are sure to be a big hit.  They are food safe for treats but also would hold gift cards or gift certificates. 


I also am in love with the Merry Music Specialty DSP.  This lighter weight paper is very easy to work with and the patterns are versatile. Tags made with this paper would go with any wrapping paper!


Finally, the Season of Glitz Mini Gift Bows from the catalog are too cute to be ignored.  They are the size of a quarter for a reference point so they would look good on boxes, tags, and more.


Supplies:
  • Cardstock/DSP: Merry Music Specialty DSP, Whisper White cardstock
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stamp Set: Watercolor Christmas
  • Accessories: Delicate White Doilies, Season of Glitz Mini Gift Bow, Scissors, Adhesive, Mini Pizza Box

ONLINE HOSTESS CODE




To purchase these products, please visit my Online Store and use hostess code YHQPWXBS when checking out.

Sign up for PAPER PUMPKIN!


If you sign up for Paper Pumpkin as a new subscriber by September 10th, you can get the fall-themed kit for 50% off.  Just enter promo code HALFOFF0917 when you sign up!  It is a great deal and I hope you try it out!  Local subscribers are also invited to my house on September 30th for a free event using the stamps and ink from your kits!

Paper Pumpkin is creativity in a box.  It costs $19.95 plus tax and ships to your mailbox once a month.  It contains everything you need for your own creative escape.  Besides the instructions and pieces for the cards or project, it also contains ink and photopolymer stamps and usually the adhesive you need as well.  My subscribers will also get a project sheet with tips and additional ideas and instructions that they can make with the supplies in the kits and sometimes some supplemental supplies.  Plus I try to send one of the alternative ideas out to everyone in the mail so you get two fun surprises in the mail each month!  Sign up by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit! 


Subscribers can also have access to all my past project sheets!

JOIN MY TEAM


Joining Stampin' Up! was one of the best decisions I've made in life.  I have met some wonderful people who offer incredible inspiration and I believe in the quality of the product. Plus there is always something special about making and receiving homemade cards or décor from people.

If you are interested in joining my team, contact me today or go here to sign up!  You can get $125 in free merchandise that you choose yourself for only $99 plus tax.  With the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, it's not hard at all to find stamps and accessories that you will want to play with.  Trust me, finding $125 worth of merchandise in the holiday catalog will be EASY!

Being a demonstrator doesn’t mean you have to have parties – it means you can buy from yourself at a discount!  And if you don’t hit your minimums, there is no penalty!  Contact me today if you are interested in trying this out or sign up directly at https://ida.stampinup.com/en/?demoid=80380.

Have a craftastic day,
Stacy

Monday, August 21, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Samples - Giftable Greetings

Another month and another great Paper Pumpkin kit full of possibilities!  I enjoy that this month's kit came with cards and a giftable box so that it was all ready to complete and gift to a special person in your life.


The kit included supplies for 8 cards with envelopes, 6 tags, plus the box itself and the ribbons for it.  It also included a great stamp set and a Night of Navy ink spot.


Subscribers with me get additional kit ideas with step by step instructions and there were a lot of them with this kit.  The only additional supplies I added to some of the projects were Basic Pearls, Crumb Cake cardstock, Calypso Coral and Peekaboo Peach markers, and White Notecards and Envelopes.  They will also be getting a special unique card in the mail that isn't posted here! 




Sign up with me to receive the September kit and get access to all my past tutorials!

Here are closer images of my projects!  I hope you enjoy!












ONLINE HOSTESS CODE




To purchase these products, please visit my Online Store and use hostess code ADW4PYNY when checking out.

Sign up for PAPER PUMPKIN!

If you sign up for Paper Pumpkin as a new subscriber by September 10th, you can get the fall-themed kit for 50% off.  Just enter promo code HALFOFF0917 when you sign up!  It is a great deal and I hope you try it out!

Check out this video


Paper Pumpkin is creativity in a box.  It costs $19.95 plus tax and ships to your mailbox once a month.  It contains everything you need for your own creative escape.  Besides the instructions and pieces for the cards or project, it also contains ink and photopolymer stamps and usually the adhesive you need as well.  My subscribers will also get a project sheet with tips and additional ideas and instructions that they can make with the supplies in the kits and sometimes some supplemental supplies.  Plus I try to send one of the alternative ideas out to everyone in the mail so you get two fun surprises in the mail each month!  Sign up by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit! 


Subscribers can also have access to all my past project sheets!

CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST



During the month of August, you can purchase the Carols of Christmas set early from the Holiday Catalog!  This set comes with some beautiful images and also has coordinating framelits so you can bundle and save 10%.  Check out the stamps and framelits by clicking HERE

For customers of mine that purchase the stamp set during August, you will get a handstamped card using this set.  If you purchase the bundle, you will get three cards and can choose if you want them completed or if you want them in a kit that you will stamp and assemble using your new stamp set!  Contact me today with any questions!

JOIN MY TEAM


Joining Stampin' Up! was one of the best decisions I've made in life.  I have met some wonderful people who offer incredible inspiration and I believe in the quality of the product. Plus there is always something special about making and receiving homemade cards or décor from people.

If you are interested in joining my team, contact me today or go here to sign up!  You can get $125 in free merchandise that you choose yourself for only $99 plus tax.  With the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, it's not hard at all to find stamps and accessories that you will want to play with.  And, in August, you can preorder from the Holiday Mini to complete your starter kit!  Trust me, finding $125 worth of merchandise in that catalog will be EASY!

Being a demonstrator doesn’t mean you have to have parties – it means you can buy from yourself at a discount!  And if you don’t hit your minimums, there is no penalty!  Contact me today if you are interested in trying this out or sign up directly at https://ida.stampinup.com/en/?demoid=80380.

Have a craftastic day,
Stacy

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A Week of Pieces and Patterns

This week I'm featuring several projects made using the Bits and Pieces suite.  I'd love to be showing holiday projects already but honestly, between vacation and getting ready for school to start, I haven't gotten to play with my preorder yet.  But you can bet I'll have some great samples to show you by the time you can order from that catalog!  In the meantime, I thought I'd show some bits and pieces, kind of symbolic for our lives right now!

This first card is a very versatile layout that would have looked even better if I hadn't misplaced the second square in the Stitched Shapes Framelits!  I love this layout and cannot remember where I saw it so my apologies to whomever isn't getting credit for the it!


Supplies:
  • Cardstock/DSP: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pick a Pattern DSP
  • Ink: Archival Black
  • Stamp Set: Pieces and Patterns
  • Big Shot: Big Shot, Cutting Mats and Platforms, Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Accessories: Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine, Adhesive, Dimensionals, Scissors


ONLINE HOSTESS CODE




To purchase these products, please visit my Online Store and use hostess code ADW4PYNY when checking out.

Sign up for PAPER PUMPKIN!

If you sign up for Paper Pumpkin as a new subscriber by September 10th, you can get the fall-themed kit for 50% off.  Just enter promo code HALFOFF0917 when you sign up!  It is a great deal and I hope you try it out!

Check out this video


Paper Pumpkin is creativity in a box.  It costs $19.95 plus tax and ships to your mailbox once a month.  It contains everything you need for your own creative escape.  Besides the instructions and pieces for the cards or project, it also contains ink and photopolymer stamps and usually the adhesive you need as well.  My subscribers will also get a project sheet with tips and additional ideas and instructions that they can make with the supplies in the kits and sometimes some supplemental supplies.  Plus I try to send one of the alternative ideas out to everyone in the mail so you get two fun surprises in the mail each month!  Sign up by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit! 


Subscribers can also have access to all my past project sheets!

CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST



During the month of August, you can purchase the Carols of Christmas set early from the Holiday Catalog!  This set comes with some beautiful images and also has coordinating framelits so you can bundle and save 10%.  Check out the stamps and framelits by clicking HERE

For customers of mine that purchase the stamp set during August, you will get a handstamped card using this set.  If you purchase the bundle, you will get three cards and can choose if you want them completed or if you want them in a kit that you will stamp and assemble using your new stamp set!  Contact me today with any questions!

JOIN MY TEAM


Joining Stampin' Up! was one of the best decisions I've made in life.  I have met some wonderful people who offer incredible inspiration and I believe in the quality of the product. Plus there is always something special about making and receiving homemade cards or décor from people.

If you are interested in joining my team, contact me today or go here to sign up!  You can get $125 in free merchandise that you choose yourself for only $99 plus tax.  With the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, it's not hard at all to find stamps and accessories that you will want to play with.  And, in August, you can preorder from the Holiday Mini to complete your starter kit!  Trust me, finding $125 worth of merchandise in that catalog will be EASY!

Being a demonstrator doesn’t mean you have to have parties – it means you can buy from yourself at a discount!  And if you don’t hit your minimums, there is no penalty!  Contact me today if you are interested in trying this out or sign up directly at https://ida.stampinup.com/en/?demoid=80380.

Have a craftastic day,
Stacy

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Positively Appreciative

One of my favorite things about being a demonstrator is the great community I get to be a part of.  There are thousands of men and women out there, sharing what we love, and inspiring each other.  And sometimes you see an idea that is just the jumping off point you were looking for. 

When I came across this project by Dena Rekow, I knew it was just what I needed for my Paper Pumpkin customer appreciation card.  I made a few changes to her design for my own purposes but firmly believe in giving credit where it is due so thank you Dena!


Here is how I did my project.

  • Cut a piece of Soft Sky to 5 x 7 1/2 and scored at 3 1/2.  This is our standard notecard size. 
  • Add a strip of the Soft Sky washi tape to the upper 1/2 of the card.
  • Stamp the rows of +++ in Tranquil Tide above it and below it.  I chose three times but you can do whatever you'd like.
  • Punch out a Whipser White Starburst using our punch and stamp it with Thanks in Tranquil Tide.
  • Clean the stamp.
  • Ink it back up in Soft Sky and stamp just to the left of the first image.  It's easier to stamp light over dark versus dark over light if you really want them to line up well. 
  • Then stamp a few of the small bursts around it in Soft Sky.
  • Attach to your project using adhesive.
  • Cut a 1/4 x 2 1/2 piece of Soft Sky (you'll have this scrap when you make your notecard!)
  • Stamp with the small saying in Tranquil Tide. 
  • Cut the front at an angle and trim the end if needed.
  • Mount on the card using mini dimensionals!
  • Add a rhinestone to one of the bursts!

Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Soft Sky, Whisper White
  • Ink: Soft Sky & Tranquil Tide
  • Stamp Set: Positively Picturesque
  • Accessories: Starburst Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Soft Sky Washi Tape, Scissors, Mini Dimensionals, and Adhesive

ONLINE HOSTESS CODE




To purchase these products, please visit my Online Store and use hostess code ADW4PYNY when checking out.

Sign up for PAPER PUMPKIN!


Paper Pumpkin is creativity in a box.  It costs $19.95 plus tax and ships to your mailbox once a month.  It contains everything you need for your own creative escape.  Besides the instructions and pieces for the cards or project, it also contains ink and photopolymer stamps and usually the adhesive you need as well.  My subscribers will also get a project sheet with tips and additional ideas and instructions that they can make with the supplies in the kits and sometimes some supplemental supplies.  Plus I try to send one of the alternative ideas out to everyone in the mail so you get two fun surprises in the mail each month!  Sign up by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit! 


Subscribers can also have access to all my past project sheets!

CHRISTMAS IN JULY



During the month of August, you can purchase the Carols of Christmas set early from the Holiday Catalog!  This set comes with some beautiful images and also has coordinating framelits so you can bundle and save 10%.  Check out the stamps and framelits by clicking HERE

For customers of mine that purchase the stamp set during August, you will get a handstamped card using this set.  If you purchase the bundle, you will get three cards and can choose if you want them completed or if you want them in a kit that you will stamp and assemble using your new stamp set!  Contact me today with any questions!

JOIN MY TEAM


Joining Stampin' Up! was one of the best decisions I've made in life.  I have met some wonderful people who offer incredible inspiration and I believe in the quality of the product. Plus there is always something special about making and receiving homemade cards or décor from people.

If you are interested in joining my team, contact me today or go here to sign up!  You can get $125 in free merchandise that you choose yourself for only $99 plus tax.  With the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, it's not hard at all to find stamps and accessories that you will want to play with.  And, in August, you can preorder from the Holiday Mini to complete your starter kit!  Trust me, finding $125 worth of merchandise in that catalog will be EASY!

Being a demonstrator doesn’t mean you have to have parties – it means you can buy from yourself at a discount!  And if you don’t hit your minimums, there is no penalty!  Contact me today if you are interested in trying this out or sign up directly at https://ida.stampinup.com/en/?demoid=80380.

Have a craftastic day,
Stacy

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Samples - Positively Picturesque

Greetings everyone!  Today I'm bringing you some Paper Pumpkin creations from our July 2017 kit - Positively Picturesque.  I loved this kit.  Whether you signed up for $5 during the special or got it for full price, this kit was packed with creative opportunities.  The kit contained a stamp set, two ink spots in Soft Sky and Tranquil Tide, two rolls of washi tape in Powder Pink and Soft Sky, and enough supplies to make 8 cards!

The original samples from the kit were very eye catching.  These are cards you have to hand deliver or pay additional postage to hand sort to make sure the wood pieces get where they are going without breaking.  Some demonstrators recommend turning the cards inside out when you mail them or including bubble wrap or chipboard to keep the mail delivery process from snapping them!










As for alternative ideas, I had to go to some of my favorite demonstrators to get my creativity pumping.  This always happens when I really like the kits - I have a hard time doing additional ideas because I want to make them as they are!

The first idea came from a very talented demonstrator, Jenny Peterson.  She always comes up with a card for her subscribers and shares it on Creative Corner.  This card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 and I love how she shadowed the two ink colors by stamping Soft Sky first and then offsetting the Tranquil Tide image.



The second card came from Suzanne at SuNNStampin'.  She did a great video with multiple ideas that inspired me.  This card is almost directly copied from her's - I just changed out the sentiment and the stamping a little bit.  This card uses Powder Pink and Berry Burst.


I also liked the way she did the waterfall of different colored sunbursts.  I wanted to stick mostly with the kit on this one so I turned the blue notecard inside out so I could work on the white side and created this little beauty.  The great part of getting two colors is that you can double ink your images.


Finally, I saw a cute card with a bouquet of tulips on Pinterest and when I tried to make it, I landed on this card instead and I love it!  How great of a card to do in both colors to send out to people for multiple occasions.  This card uses Powder Pink and Lemon Lime Twist.


When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin with me, you get a project sheet with step by step instructions and tips to make alternative cards with your kit. Sign up with me below by August 10th to get in on the Paper Pumpkin fun!

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To purchase these products, please visit my Online Store and use hostess code 4R3DF9YC when checking out.

BONUS DAYS ARE HERE



For the month of July, you can earn $5 in bonus dollars each time you spend $50.  Then in August, you can redeem them for more fun product.  You can sign up for 3 months of Paper Pumpkin and get $5 to use in August.  Bonus dollars are sent via email so don't delete them!

Sign up for PAPER PUMPKIN!

Paper Pumpkin is creativity in a box.  It costs $19.95 plus tax and ships to your mailbox once a month.  It contains everything you need for your own creative escape.  Besides the instructions and pieces for the cards or project, it also contains ink and photopolymer stamps and usually the adhesive you need as well.  My subscribers will also get a project sheet with tips and additional ideas and instructions that they can make with the supplies in the kits and sometimes some supplemental supplies.  Sign up by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit! 


Subscribers can also have access to all my past project sheets!



JOIN MY TEAM


Joining Stampin' Up! was one of the best decisions I've made in life.  I have met some wonderful people who offer incredible inspiration and I believe in the quality of the product. Plus there is always something special about making and receiving homemade cards or décor from people.

If you are interested in joining my team, contact me today or go here to sign up!  You can get $125 in free merchandise that you choose yourself for only $99 plus tax.  With the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, it's not hard at all to find stamps and accessories that you will want to play with. 

But for the month of July, the deal gets even better.  You also get an Essentials Gift Pack for FREE.  This kit includes 2 clear D blocks, Grid Paper, Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, and a Bone Folder for FREE.  That’s a $52 value.  And, though I’m already jealous of this deal, you will also get the clear mount Carols of Christmas set ($20 value) for free.  That deal is too sweet to pass up especially when it’s so easy to find $99 worth of stuff you would buy anyhow from the new catalog! 

Being a demonstrator doesn’t mean you have to have parties – it means you can buy from yourself at a discount!  And if you don’t hit your minimums, there is no penalty!  Contact me today if you are interested in trying this out or sign up directly at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stacymccain/jointhefun!

Have a craftastic day,
Stacy

Have a craftastic day,
Stacy